Most Considerate Site 2013


2013-MCSProject Name: Sainsbury's Bognor Regis
Presented to: Mark Whorlow
Contractor: Longcross Construction
Client: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

On the site of a former factory, and bordered by industrial and retail units, this project required the construction of a new Sainsbury's supermarket on the main road into Bognor Regis, Sussex.

Real and sustainable support for the locality was strongly demonstrated by this enthusiastic site team. An open event was held for local businesses to showcase their services, resulting in the inclusion of both small and medium sized companies on the project. Additionally, a defined section of the project was set aside for local companies and tradesmen only, and all of the employed companies also qualified for inclusion on both Longcross and Sainsbury's supply chains for future projects. Support for the remainder of the community was equally exemplary, with 14 separate initiatives identified and supported, and with the progress of each plotted on a dedicated site community notice board. This also provided an opportunity for community groups and businesses to advertise their services directly to the workforce. Links with the local college provided access to literacy and numeracy courses for the workforce, and a scheme was set up where the college sourced skilled and qualified staff to work within the supply chain constructing the new store. Most significantly, support was also given to Bognor Regis Community Network to maintain all these initiatives into the future.

With further community initiatives too numerous to list, excellent staff facilities and training, high environmental scores and superb presentation, this site achieved the very highest levels of considerate site practices and acted as a beacon of what can be achieved through considerate construction.

Commenting on the award, Scheme Chairman David Watson said: "On behalf of the Scheme, I would like congratulate Longcross, and everyone who worked on the site, for their exemplary commitment, imagination and success during the construction of the new Sainsbury's store. This site demonstrated, above all others, a real commitment to considerate construction, showcasing the very best the industry has to offer. Very few sites are presented with this prestigious title and everyone involved should be very proud."